Mocs, SoCon preview stories
- Shelton Felton's outside linebackers 'competing' well for UTC
- Josh Cardiello leading as Mocs' O-line progresses
- Competition fierce for UTC defensive backs
- Alejandro Bennifield shows leadership amid Mocs tensions
- SoCon Preview: Favored Wofford Terriers hope to maintain 'picked seventh' approach
- Alumnus Chris Cook making an impact now as UTC assistant coach
- SoCon Preview: Western Carolina
- Mocs better at receiver with additions
- VMI plans to lean more toward running this year
- Defense puts the heat on offense in UTC's opening practice [photos]
- Quarterback 'Duck' expects more balance in Samford offense
- Five questions for the Mocs as preseason practice starts
- Mocs lack experience on special teams
- Mercer confident about new season
- Key for UTC linebackers is their adjustment to 3-4 scheme
- Cleveland's Austin Herink clear leader for 'more mature' ETSU team
- Strong defensive line still a UTC trademark
- The Citadel keeping expectations high despite key losses
- UTC to offer VIP tents for fans at Finley Stadium
- UTC offensive line must gain experience
- Mocs picked fourth with league-high 10 preseason All-SoCon players
- Commissioner John Iamarino sees 'quality,' healthy parity in SoCon football
- Mocs have mixture of experience, transfers, youth at receiver
- UTC football picked fourth in SoCon preseason poll
- Richardre Bagley, Darrell Bridges experienced running backs for Mocs
- UTC not likely to be picked No. 1 again today
- UTC quarterback Alejandro Bennifield solid, but questions loom behind starter
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Despite having the most players selected to all-conference teams, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program was selected fourth in both polls at the Southern Conference media day on Tuesday.
The Mocs had 10 players picked on the two teams, including four - offensive lineman Josh Cardiello, defensive end Isaiah Mack, linebacker Dale Warren and safety Lucas Webb - who were picked to the first team.
Quarterback Alejandro Bennifield, running back Richardre Bagley, receiver James Stovall, offensive lineman Malcolm White, defensive end Taylor Reynolds and defensive back Trevor Wright were second-team selections.
Wofford, who advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision final eight last season, was the unanimous selection to win the league. The Citadel was selected second in both polls, with Samford, UTC and Mercer in order. Western Carolina was sixth in the coaches poll and seventh in the media, with Furman sixth in the media poll and seventh in the coaches.
East Tennessee State and Virginia Military Institute rounded out the polls.
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